Annie + Scott | Amsale Wedding from Belathee Photography + Elaine Melko Photography
Today’s featured couple met in architecture school…a very meaningful element to Annie + Scott’s special day in Long Island City. Annie explains, “…we both envisioned our reception in a unique, impressive space. We found this at The Foundry, a restored metal foundry from the 19th century, revealing exposed brick, metal structure, concrete floors, and an ivy filled courtyard”. I love that! I also love how succinct that vision of architectural detail is reflected in Annie’s Amsale gown in silk Mikado with pleated neckline, bow at center back and princess-seamed skirt. Such a perfect choice and so flattering. Enjoy!
Annie + Scott | April 29, 2012 | Columbia University + The Foundry, Long Island City, NY
The Ceremony Scott and I wanted our wedding to be intimate, unique, and beautiful, and this started with the ceremony. We didn’t need a huge wedding but instead hoped our closest family and friends would be able to celebrate with us. This was certainly the case as family & friends flew in from around the country to share our weekend with us. It was amazing and touching. St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University was a stunning, historic chapel and the perfect setting to blend both our faith traditions as well as our appreciation for architecture. The string quartet that performed throughout was a highlight and created a quiet and intimate ambiance. One of my bridesmaids and dear friend even played a special musical piece on the piano for us. It was such a gift. We also included biblical readings and reflections from special friends and family.
The Reception As Scott and I met in architecture school, we both envisioned our reception in a unique, impressive space. We found this at The Foundry, a restored metal foundry from the 19th century, revealing exposed brick, metal structure, concrete floors, and an ivy filled courtyard. We kept decorations to a minimum as the space was beautiful enough filled with votive candles and a simple palette of peonies and ranunculus. Even though the space, the food, and the flowers were terrific, our favorite part of the night was seeing our family & friends out on the dance floor non-stop! It was such a fun way to start our lives together.
Annie’s Dress Search I knew I wanted something classic, elegant, and flattering (who wouldn’t want something flattering!) But I didn’t know what that would look like, necessarily. Initially I tried to find a dress that wasn’t strapless in an effort to be ‘different,’ but I have to say that many strapless options out there are quite beautiful and often so flattering. When I tried on the Amsale Bailey dress, I was amazed at the beauty and quality of the silk mikado material. I loved the unique nature of the folds and articulation of the bow in back, and thought the slim nature of the dress at the hip was very flattering. Overall, I knew it was a timeless dress that I would always love when I looked back on my wedding day.
How Annie Felt in Her Wedding Dress Elegant, Beautiful and Myself!
Why Annie Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress Mainly because I want to be practical…unfortunately. We have a teeny apartment, and I just can’t justify a storage unit for my wedding dress! I love my dress but I also know that it’s in such beautiful condition that someone else should enjoy it. I figured I wouldn’t put that pressure on my daughter someday…